Steven Heller

Weekend Heller: The End Or A New Beginning?

What will happen if the stable environment that has supported the aspirations of preceding generations over the last 10,000 plus years were to change and you had to spend a great deal of your time dealing with serious weather or other damaging disruptions? How would it affect your plans and your life?

Slab Modernity

These samples from the 1920s featuring Beton, a slab serif designed by Heinrich Jost for the Bauer Type Foundry, evoke a modern aesthetic and industrial sensibility.

Peter de Sève’s Treasure Trove

Heller talks with Peter de Sève about his collecting habits and passions as a new exhibit on view at the Society of Illustrators in New York City showcases de Sève's inspirational private collection of artwork by his own heroes.

When France Fought the Viet Minh

Heller shares some of the propaganda and paraphernalia that inspired and motivated the "North Vietnamese" to drive the French from their country, only to have the vacuum filled by American advisors and ground troops.

Weekend Heller: Davis’ Che 50 Years Young

One of the most controversial subway posters to hang in NYC was a famously searing portrait of Che Guevara. Starting this week, it will hang in the space that will contain Poster House, a new museum on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, devoted to the art of the poster.

Art Trumps Ban

"Before We Were Banned" is a group exhibition responding to President Trump’s first Executive Order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries to the U.S.

When The Old Was New(s)

William M. Patton's Paper and Press Illustrated Monthly provided its audience of printers, binders and affiliated commercial artists a vivid view of the fashionable styles of the day through its editorial and advertising pages.

Lid Chic

If you've ever wondered about the function of different kinds of coffee lids, you'll enjoy flipping through Louise Harpman and Scott Specht's distinctive new book, Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture.

The Seal of Good Graphics

Good Housekeeping included many luminary writers over its long run and was also a key outlet for female illustrators including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Rose O'Neill (The Kewpies) and Rita Senger.